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LUVERNE – The city of Luverne will be put on the map in the strangest of ways in 2015. The television crime drama based on Joel and Ethan Coen’s Oscar-winning crime caper “Fargo” is coming back for a second season on cable’s FX Network, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and creator Noah Hawley and producer Warren Littlefield said Monday the show will take place in Luverne and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Following a highly-successful first season that scored 18 Emmy nominations earlier this month, the second season of “Fargo” will be set in 1979. The details came hours after FX announced it was picking up the show for a second season.
"If you were paying attention to Season 1, we made a lot of references to Sioux Falls," Hawley says. "That was deliberate. The next 10-hour movie is going to be the story of Sioux Falls. It takes place in 1979. The stories are set in Luverne, Fargo and Sioux Falls."
The time period may eliminate some of the references to "Fargo" the movie that fans spotted in the TV series, but Hawley likes to think of all the stories as connected.
"I like the idea that somewhere out there is a big, leather-bound book that's the history of true crime in the Midwest, and the movie was Chapter 4, Season 1 was Chapter 9 and this is Chapter 2," he says. "You can turn the pages of this book, and you just find this collection of stories. ... But I like the idea that these things are connected somehow, whether it's linearly or literally or thematically. That's what we play around with."
Hawley said that no cast members from the first season will be back for the second season.